Tyler Wade will be going north with the Yankees, and doubled and tripled today, but the Yanks lost their spring training game on Tuesday, 8-3 to the Tigers.
It puts the spring training record (meaningless) at 13-11-1.
Because of the chance for rain, the Yanks kept most of their regulars home to work out, and instead of Sonny Gray starting this game, it was Brady Lail. The relievers were AAA or lower as well.
Recently demoted Gleyber Torres and Estevan Florial were both in the starting lineup.
The Yanks scored in the top of the first when Wade tripled and Neil Walker singled.
Lail gave up two in the bottom of the first.
The Tigers got three in the fourth and one in the fifth. 6-1 Tigers.
Jorge Saez hit a 2-run HR in the eighth for the Yanks but the Tigers came right back with two runs of their own.
Lail (L) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Carroll 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up HR.
Gallegos 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Frawley 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Reeves 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
So Wade makes the team.
C Romine and Sanchez
2B Walker and Wade
SS Didi and Torreyes
3B Drury (Walker, Wade, Torreyes also can play other positions)
OF/DH Gardner, Hicks, Judge, Stanton
That is 12. The question is whether the Yanks go north with 12 pitchers or 13.
If 12 pitchers, they are Severino, Tanaka, Gray, CC, Montgomery, Green, Warren, Kahnle, Shreve, Robertson, Betances and Chapman.
As to who that last guy will be? Position player Tyler Austin, or P probably Jonathan Holder?
Ellsbury and Clint Frazier DL bound.
Toronto named their Opening Day Starter. So it will be Severino vs. J.A. Happ on March 29 up in Toronto.